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International company Lansinoh Laboratories Inc., led by a University of Leeds alumnus, is supporting the latest Priestley PhD scholarship. The doctoral research project, supervised by Dr Jim McQuaid, Professor Dan Marsh, and Dr Kirsty Pringle, will examine the co-benefits of a low-carbon economy: improved air quality and reduced global warming. Air pollution kills around seven…
The health impact of climate extremes has been highlighted in a new report featuring academics from the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Published in partnership with the Climate Coalition, the report includes research analysis by Dr Jenny Armstrong, Dr Ben Rabb and Priestley PhD researcher Bianca van Bavel. Their contribution focuses on temperature and extreme heat,…
Priestley Centre researchers are involved in a brand-new initiative to explore how the pandemic is affecting food systems in Indigenous communities. ‘The COVID Observatories’ will see researchers from across 16 institutions work with communities and decision makers to document the impacts COVID is having and how people are responding. Indigenous peoples are believed to be…
Professor Jason Lowe, Chair in Interdisciplinary Climate Research at the Priestley Centre, has been awarded an OBE for services to climate science. A world-leading expert in his field, Professor Lowe is also Head of Climate Services at the Met Office. His work has helped the UK and other countries plan for and respond to the…
A University of Leeds professor from the Priestley International Centre for Climate has been awarded the 2019 Adrian Gill Prize by the Royal Meteorological Society. Presented to Professor Ken Carslaw, the award recognises his eminence in atmospheric science research and aerosol modelling. His is one of 18 prizes announced today by the Royal Meteorological Society,…